Katie Elkin
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Katie Elkin

Crown Law Office / Te Tari Ture o te Karauna

Deputy chief executive, system leadership

  • Leads an initiative that works across government to leverage the collective strength of its 1,200 lawyers.
  • Her group is responsible for programmes and enhancing capability across the Government Legal Network, and provides legal advice and resources across government.
  • Previously acting deputy chief executive corporate services and chief legal adviser at Corrections.
  • Was associate commissioner and chief legal adviser at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner after private practice at MinterEllisonRuddWatts.
  • Served two years as President of the In-house Lawyers Association of NZ and on the NZ Law Society Council.
  • Has qualifications in neuroscience and a PhD in Law and Public Health.


Department of Corrections / Ara Poutama Aotearoa
Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate Services (Acting), Chief Legal Adviser
Aug 2016 - Nov 2019
Bible Society of New Zealand
Deputy Board Chair
Apr 2017 - Oct 2019
Government Legal Network
Board Member
Sep 2018 - Present
The Australia and New Zealand School of Government
Executive Fellow
Nov 2018 - Present
Crown Law Office / Te Tari Ture o te Karauna
Deputy Chief Executive, System Leadership
Nov 2019 - Present

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